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    Question Help cannot decide.

    Got a little bit on money to spend so I would like your advice.

    1. Got a second hand dash coming so do I spend my money getting it flocked as it won't be going in, in either case without it being flocked. (My current dash has 4 holes and its p****** me off).



    2. Buy some second hand 17" alloys to replace my damaged and small 15" alloys?
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    3. Buy a new GT3 Exhaust system. This is what I was going for as I wouldn't mind something that looks a bit better than my pea shooter. Link


    4. Buy some Bilstein B8 Dampers as my fronts are dying slowly?

    Oh and I've put some tinted side repeaters on now BTW.

    Thoughts people please?
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    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    hmmmm thats a tough one

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_sxi View Post
    hmmmm thats a tough one
    Tell me about it. I was all up for the exhaust but I'm worried that it will be very loud and thats not what I want at all. Theres nothing wrong with my current exhaust system but just wanted something a bit more sporty (preferably oval) and something that looks nice.

    Alloys would be nice but the second hand ones I can afford to buy aren't the style that I would want (having drums on the rear an all ). But 17" alloys would just look 100% better than my current 15's that have hack marks where the garage has been trying to remove these F****** Vauxhall locking wheel nuts. On a plus note no one was ever going to nick my alloys with those fitted

    Dash is a big job and would like to complete other jobs before I replace it.

    Dampers are very expensive and will need to save for a bit longer. But the fronts will need replacing within the next 12 months IMO. Handling will be better but my car will still look standard.

    I'm undecided at the mo and need opinions.

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    ooooooo i had the irmsher oval exhaust twin 1. but like the silly person i am when i had my quad 1 made up for me and changed over at exhaustsUK i was more excited about my new 1 i forgot to ask for old 1 back. when i went back they said it had been scrapped or you could of had mine for nothing it was only a year old

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    Wheels are essential. Modded cars on tiny std wheels just look wrong imo.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten View Post
    Wheels are essential. Modded cars on tiny std wheels just look wrong imo.
    I know but the alloys I'm looking at have huge gaps in them where you can see the 256mm saucer Vauxhall have used as a brake disc and I have drums on the rear which lets face it is uber chav looking. F******* LS specc'd elegance c***.


    Quote Originally Posted by scott_sxi View Post
    ooooooo i had the irmsher oval exhaust twin 1. but like the silly person i am when i had my quad 1 made up for me and changed over at exhaustsUK i was more excited about my new 1 i forgot to ask for old 1 back. when i went back they said it had been scrapped or you could of had mine for nothing it was only a year old
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    For me it would be

    Wheels (even OE 16's)
    Exhaust
    Dash
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    For me it would be

    Wheels (even OE 16's)
    Exhaust
    Dash
    Agreed

    Wheels have to come first

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    would be wheels for me Jam, and paint the drums black so you can't see them

    then sell me the 15s cheap

    EDIT - just looked a bit more at the pic above, I'd be painting BPillars black and colourcoding the bumpstrips/sideskirts as well, all cheap mods but will help transform the car from its current LS guise
    NOW - Sapphire Black 3dr Astra G

    THEN - Glacier White 2.0Di Estate - 136bhp 1.6 Pineapple Yellow Mk3 - Flame Red 2.0Di Van - Chianti Red 1.8 Coupe - Star Silver 2.2 Zafira - Flame Red 2.2 Linea Rossa Coupe - Titan Gold 1.8 Coupe

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    Alloys for me too mate! That was one of the last things i planned to do on my Corsa C due to cost, wish i'd changed them sooner!
    So they were one of the first things that went on my Astra, never looked back
    Vectra 2.0 SRi 140

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